The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, candidate for Enugu North senatorial district of Enugu State at the recently concluded general elections, Chief Willy Ezugwu has again raised alarm over threats to his life.
Ezugwu who spoke to our correspondent said aside his trails by unknown persons, he had been bombarded by several calls by unknown persons who have asked him to either withdraw his petition at the courts or be killed.
Ezugwu is at the Enugu Tribunal challenging the propriety or otherwise of the emergence of Barr. Chuka Utazi as the senator elect of the zone. The APGA candidate came second according to results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC.
Ezugwu is contending to be declared the senator-elect, positing that as at the time of election, Chuka Utazi was not the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and hence he (Ezugwu) should be declared winner.
Ezugwu who also serves as the secretary general of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), stated that the current threat to his life is not unconnected with his quest to retrieve his stolen mandate, noting that this would be the second time that he would be raising alarm over threat to his life.
“During the campaigns, I had cause to petition the Inspector general of police over threats to my life.
“I want to put it on record again that my life is under threat following warnings that I withdrew my petition from the TribunalOpere I am challenging the emergence of Barr. Chuka Utazi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the senator -elect of Enugu -North.
“No amount of intimidation would deter me from pursuing to a lawful conclusion my petition at the Tribunal as I am a firm believer in the rule of law.
Those sending threats messages to me and trailing my movements should know that power belongs to God and only Him is the giver of life.
“I and the good people of Enugu North will definitely see that judgment is done and no amount of intimidation would hinder this, ” Ezugwu stated.